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Professor Delia Chiaro: The Comic Relief of Brown Humour

15 February 2024
6.00pm – 7.00pm AEDT
Mathews Theatre C, UNSW Kensington
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The School of Humanities and Languages programs in Linguistics, Translation, and Interpreting invite you to a public talk by Professor Delia Chiaro of the University of Bologna, Italy.

Professor Delia Chiaro's talk will focus on the resurgence of poop-based humour in contemporary culture. 

You can find more information on this event and register for your tickets here

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Professor Delia Chiaro

Born, raised and educated in the United Kingdom, Professor Delia Chiaro has spent her academic life in Italy where she has recently retired from her position as Professor of English Language and Translation at the University of Bologna. Her research has focused on everything and anything that is benignly multi-faceted and incongruous including bilingualism, audiovisual translation, humour and especially a mixture of all three. She has over a hundred publications in the form of articles, book chapters and books as well as having been invited speaker at conferences around the world. She has been interviewed on her research by the BBC (2018), the journal Mind (2018), The Economist (2019), and Swiss Radio (2020). The Language of Jokes in the Digital Age (published by Routledge 2018) will be followed later this year by Comedy in Political Language: How Politicians Use Humour (Cambridge University Press).